Shortly after seeing news reports about the Russian meteor exploding over Chelyabinsk and seeing the videos of the contrail I told some of my friends that I bet the Russian people probably thought that they were being attacked by some type of weapon. A while later, there were news reports of some of the Russian officials stating that it was really a weapon controlled by the United States. It all sounds so farfetched that they would think it was some type of weapon, but later in the day there were reports of Russian bombers with nuclear tipped missiles circling Guam in the South Pacific. Of course we intercepted them with fighters to get them back into their own airspace.
How easy would it be for the Cold War to start all over again because of a natural phenomenon like a meteor? There obviously are those who would like for that to happen. What makes it more interesting is the fact that Cuba had a similar incident with a meteor the same week but on a smaller scale. Cuba’s a smaller communist country and had a smaller meteor.
Could it really be possible to use a meteor as a weapon? All the scenarios that have been hypothesized to change the course and orbit of an asteroid in danger of striking the planet earth could just as easily be used to change the path of an asteroid to intentionally strike the earth. The amount of planning and mathematics as well as the technology needed to do such a thing makes it so extremely unlikely to be done. Nevertheless, it will probably become the newest conspiracy theory circulating the Internet.